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‘Don’t let IMF drag us into income taxation’

The Bahamas must not permit the likes of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to “drag us” into imposing income taxes that “don’t make sense”, a former finance minister argued yesterday.

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Swimmers stay in competitive mode ahead of Nationals

WITH the Bahamas Aquatics’ National Swim Championships on the horizon, many local swimmers used the Oak Tree Medical and Mako Aquatics Club Invite to stay in competitive mode.

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Danrad Knowles scores game high 17 in first appearance in Spain

It took just days for Danrad Knowles to display the flashes of brilliance AD Cantbasket 04 expected when they signed the former Houston Cougar to his first pro contract.

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Ayton scores 14 in win: Suns 1st team to 20 victories

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, Jae Crowder added a season-high 19 points and the Phoenix Suns held off the San Antonio Spurs for a 108- 104 win last night.

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Pfizer nod gives confidence boost

THE US Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine gave more confidence to those who received the vaccine at the Kendal G L Isaacs National Gymnasium yesterday.

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IMF to Bahamas: ‘Pre-empt’ on corporate income taxes

The Bahamas has been urged by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to “pre-empt” global tax pressures by imposing a corporate income tax designed to suit its own purposes.

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A tribute to Anita Doherty

Imagine being a naïve 13-year-old new student of a new school, not knowing anyone there. That’s what I experienced on my first day at the then Freeport Anglican High School – the day I met then Vice Principal Anita Doherty.

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Economy answers

Shouldn’t Dr Minnis have to answer to us all as to where our National Finances are 100 percent to our national economy?

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The Queen on $500 note?

I am delighted that Sir Arthur’s image will adorn our one hundred dollar currency note, but wondering why we have never taken that next little step and issued a Five Hundred Dollar note.

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‘Writing’s on the wall’ on income tax reform

The Bahamas must see “the writing on the wall” and get ahead of the worldwide 15 percent minimum corporate tax push by enacting reforms for its own benefit, a top banker said yesterday.

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Looking for a connection

Some years ago I had an English client who had a marvelous way of telling you how to overcome Murphy’s law. “If anything can go wrong, it will go wrong, and usually does”. He would say a gentleman needs a pair of braces (suspenders ), a belt and a piece of string to ensure that his trousers stay up.

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Sovereign Wealth Fund

There has been a lot of chatter in the news and on talk shows about our national treasure and the need for a Sovereign Wealth Fund, and it has become tiresome listening to all the banter around Aragonite.

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No more Pfizer first doses from Thursday

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised that “due to diminishing supplies”, first doses of the Pfizer vaccine will no longer be offered effective Thursday.

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National sport

What’s the national sport of The Bahamas? - Tribune Wednesday, 6th April.

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‘Greater resolve’ to eliminate Bahamas in financial services

A former prime minister yesterday warned that COVID-19 has “only strengthened the resolve” of major nations to eliminate the competitive threat posed by The Bahamas and other Caribbean countries.

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LJ Rose joins Rockets staff

A FORMER Bahamas senior’s men’s national team player will make the move from the court to the sidelines as he joins the staff of his hometown NBA franchise.

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A-C grades increase in exams

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd revealed yesterday that the number of BGCSE students receiving A, B and C grades this year increased by more than 10 percent compared with 2019.

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PM calls on UN for global tax oversight

The Prime Minister has renewed The Bahamas’ call for the United Nations to take more responsibility for overseeing tax and anti-financial crime initiatives that have battered its financial industry for two decades.

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Lewis: I’m running for FNM leader

FORMER Minister of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction Iram Lewis, the member of Parliament for Central Grand Bahama, announced yesterday that he is running for leader of the Free National Movement.

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‘I could have bled out on the court’

Zane Knowles expected to take Hungary’s Zalakerámia ZTE KK basketball club by storm this season, but a possible life threatening injury - discovered by happenstance - sidelined those plans for the immediate future.